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What You Need To Know Before Buying Vinyl Fencing

What You Need To Know Before Buying Vinyl Fencing

Follow this guide to ensure your next vinyl fencing project goes well.

Vinyl fencing is a cheap yet beautiful option to give your home extra glamour and security. While buying and installing it can seem intimidating, it can be a simple process if you’re properly prepared. Follow this guide to ensure your next vinyl fencing project goes well.

Material Strength

The first thing you need to think about is how strong the vinyl you’re purchasing will be. You want to pick fencing that won’t chip, crack, or rot as time goes on. Other fences, such as wooden fences, may perform well for a little while. But once the harsh natural elements start to take their toll, these fence types won’t be able to stand up to the conditions. This means your fence might not last as long as you would like. If you invest in vinyl fencing, you can get a strong, durable fence that will last you for several years to come.


Once you have your material picked out, you’re going to want to select a style of fence for your house. The type of fencing you choose can depend on a number of different factors. The fencing you choose can change based on what personal preferences you have, the look of your house, or perhaps even the surrounding area in your neighborhood. You’ll also want to consider the purpose your vinyl fencing will serve. Do you want privacy fencing? Pool fencing? Horse fencing? Based on what purpose you want the fence to serve, it can influence factors of your fence, such as height.

Layout & Access

Knowing the style of fence for your home is important. Once you have that figured out, though, you’ll need to consider the size of your yard. Depending on how big or small your yard is, the size of your vinyl fencing will vary. Make sure to measure the area you want to have fenced, and draw a layout of the area where you’ll have the fence installed. This will help you determine how many fence panels you need, as well as the type of fence posts.

Check Local Ordinance

You might have an image for what you want your vinyl fencing to look like. However, you need to make sure that your local codes are fine with you building the type of fence you want. You can check in with your local zoning services to find out what’s acceptable. Most local codes are online, but you could also visit your city’s department of building and zoning services. It is recommended that you have the scope of the project figured out before you do this step, so you can see if your vinyl fencing abides by local building codes.

Property Line

Talk to neighbors about your vinyl fencing before going through with the project. They’re impacted too, and you don’t want to impose on their property. To prevent any conflict, determine the property line. Speak with your county office to get the exact property lines.

Underground Utilities

Make sure that all utility lines are marked down before your fencing starts. This helps with placing post holes.

Contact Albaugh & Sons

Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.

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